Quince – Meet Our Reviewers and Win Prizes

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Why did you become a reviewer?

I love to read and I love write and I love to talk about books.

What are your favorites genres to read in and why?

Young adult -contemporary
New adult – contemporary
Romance – contemporary

Because these genres are often good mix or reality and fiction. They are dealing with some tough issues, but they have happy endings. And a happy ending is what I like and look for.

What book in your youth made a big impression on you and why?

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, probably because:
– I became a book lover after I read it (I still have the copy my granddad bought me for my 13th birthday – and that was 27 years ago)
– It is one of the best gothic stories I ever read

Do you have any “bad book habits”? Dog Ear? Reading in the tub or while eating? Breaking the spine?

I like to eat and read at the same time. But in my defense I use a book stand.

What is one thing we would be most surprised to learn about you?

Although I like to write, for a long time I was afraid of writing.

Sometimes it took me days to force myself to start working on some piece i.e. article, short story or review; especially, since I am not a native English speaker who writes in English more than in my native language.

What is something that makes you stop reading a book?

If a romance have force seduction, or rape I’ll stop reading a book immediately.

What books have most influenced your life? Why?

There are too many to mention.

What book do you think should be made into a movie? Why?

I prefer books over movies. I think that movies do not do the justice to the books, so I have no recommendation here.

What would you choose as a superpower? why?

Fast reading. To have a time to read all the books I want to read.

Describe your perfect reading space.

Corner of the room, cozy, near the source of heat on a bean bag, with a huge window (for day reading) and with a good reading lamp (for night reading).

If you could spend a day with anyone from history, dead or alive, who would it be, and what would you do? What would you ask them?

Empress and Queen Maria Theresa (13 May 1717 – 29 November 1780) female ruler of the Habsburg dominions. I would spend a day with her in Schönbrunn Palace. I wouldn’t ask much I would observe her daily routine.

What were your top ten books you reviewed for LASR in 2014?

1. Never Been Kissed by Mari Carr
2. Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson
3. A Song for Sophie by Mackenzie Crowne
4. The Recruit by Fiona Palmer
5. The Bride Says Maybe by Cathy Maxwell
6. The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell
7. The Wedding Vow by Cara Connelly
8. What I Love About You by Rachel Gibson
9. Off Target by Molly Taggart
10. Recklessly Royal by Nichole Chase

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  1. I’ve never read Rebecca, but you make it sound really good!

  2. lori faires says:

    I like the list of Quince’s top 10 books of 2014. Nice interview.
    Blessings & Thanks to All.

  3. would be a fun superpower

  4. Imari Jade says:

    I’m with you on that book or movie thing. I get very disappointed when they leave out something from the book I liked.

  5. I agree; movies do no relay the full justice of books. I highly agree with the super power of being a fast (speed) reader.

  6. Rebecca is pretty good. I read it as a teenager, though, so my memory on it isn’t all that good. Hmm, perhaps I’ll need to revisit.

    Observing royalty in their natural habitat. Now that sounds intriguing 🙂

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